The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team concluded their season with tons of momentum, winning six of their last seven and providing hope looking ahead to the 2021 season when they project to feature a veteran-laden roster. Unfortunately, next year’s deep senior class will not include forward Evan Cole, who elected to leave the program on Monday as a graduate transfer.
Cole primarily came off the bench during his three years at Tech, putting up modest numbers as a rotation big for the Jackets. He was potentially in line for an increase in playing time heading into next season with starting center James Banks graduating. Despite that, Cole cited his interest in more minutes and a bigger role as the main factors in his decision in an article with the AJC. In the same piece, Cole expressed the possibility of coming back if no compelling offers materialized, but it sounded that he was just trying to cover all his bases. Coach Pastner had nothing but good things to say about Evan and his time at Tech.
As a fan, I’ll miss Cole’s effort especially on the boards but wish he could have developed a more consistent offensive game especially as a stretch 4-man. He did have some impressive explosiveness, throwing down several memorable dunks during his time at Tech.
We thank Evan for all he gave to the program and wish him the best of luck wherever he lands in the future!